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Pseudorinelepis sp. (L152)

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Peru Aquarium Group (2) Rare Aquatics (1) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1)

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This is one of the Loricariidae genera that does not posses an iris lobe in the eye and also has no adipose fin. Aquarium Care: Grows rather large and would need a large tank to accommodate it. Will become territorial so would need hiding places if more than one species is kept. Does not need an overly strong current in the tank as they come from standing waters but would need plenty of water changes due to their high metabolic rate. Diet: Omnivore: Feed veg, frozen foods and also tablet and pellet food. Sexual Differences: Males have a longer head and difference in the genital papilla whereas the males anal opening is thick and bulging while the females is short and indented for protection.

Common Name:

L152, Pineapple Pleco




Loricariidae ycipitidae


Venezuela: Apure, Rio Apure


50cm. (20ins)


23-27°c (73-81°f.)




Seidel, Ingo; Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes 208 p



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